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Google claims that Edge slowing “empty div” was just a bug

December 20, 2018 Technology 0 Views We reported yesterday that an ex-Edge engineer has shown that the Edge team had known that Google intentionally saboted Edge by changing their YouTube site. Joshua Bakita wrote: I recently worked on Edge teams, and one of the reasons we ended EdgeHTML was that Google continued to make changes to their sites that broke other browsers, and we could not continue. For example, they recently added a hidden tom div over YouTube videos that make our hardware acceleration fast to the castle (should now be solved in the Win1 0 Oct update). After that, our pretty state-of-the-art video acceleration set us well before Chrome on video playback time on the battery, but almost immediately broke the stuff on YouTube, they began to recall Chrome's dominance over Edge on video surveillance battery life. What makes it so sad is that their alleged dominance is not due to brilliant Chrome optimization, but due to a failure of YouTube. On the whole, they only made the web slower. Now I'm not sure I'm convinced that YouTube has been deliberately changed to slow Edge, many of my coworkers are quite convinced – and they're the ones who looked at it personally. To add this all, when YouTube asked us, YouTube denied our request to remove the hidden empty dive and further developed no further. And this is just a case. Now Google has released a statement to Verge denial They wrote: "YouTube does not add code designed to…

We reported yesterday that an ex-Edge engineer has shown that the Edge team had known that Google intentionally saboted Edge by changing their YouTube site.

Joshua Bakita wrote:

I recently worked on Edge teams, and one of the reasons we ended EdgeHTML was that Google continued to make changes to their sites that broke other browsers, and we could not continue. For example, they recently added a hidden tom div over YouTube videos that make our hardware acceleration fast to the castle (should now be solved in the Win1

0 Oct update). After that, our pretty state-of-the-art video acceleration set us well before Chrome on video playback time on the battery, but almost immediately broke the stuff on YouTube, they began to recall Chrome’s dominance over Edge on video surveillance battery life. What makes it so sad is that their alleged dominance is not due to brilliant Chrome optimization, but due to a failure of YouTube. On the whole, they only made the web slower.

Now I’m not sure I’m convinced that YouTube has been deliberately changed to slow Edge, many of my coworkers are quite convinced – and they’re the ones who looked at it personally. To add this all, when YouTube asked us, YouTube denied our request to remove the hidden empty dive and further developed no further.

And this is just a case.

Now Google has released a statement to Verge denial

They wrote:

“YouTube does not add code designed to defeat optimizations in other browsers, and works quickly to fix errors when they rediscover. engage us regularly with other browser vendors through standard organs, web site testing projects, open source projects, and more to improve browser interoperability. “

It’s noteworthy that by calling the empty dive a bug, YouTube has broken all other innocent explanations that the code is on their website, so it may have been a fight against fraud. Although it was an innocent bug, it would simply be another example that YouTube did not test its code against other browsers, which promotes the cause of a single Chromium web. Mozilla had previously complained that the latest YouTube redesign made the site “5x slower in Firefox and Edge.”

Of course, the debate has become increasingly academic after Microsoft threw the towel and announced that they will abandon the development of their EdgeHTML web hosting engine and switch to Google’s Chromium engine.

In a statement, Microsoft said: “Google has been a helpful partner and we are looking forward to the trip when we work on the future of Microsoft Edge.”

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